Hastings Museum Largest municipal museum between Chicago & Denver
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    'Ferdinand' Charges into the Museum

    Ferdinand is a young bull who is adopted by a girl who lives on a farm. His peaceful existence comes ... Read Article »

    Critics Adore 'Loving Vincent'

    Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film! Van Gogh is not only famous for his paintings, but ... Read Article »

    Spirits & Interesting People: SIP!

    Join us Saturday, Jan. 27, from 7-11 PM, for a cocktail party that puts a spotlight on cool careers and ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Spirits & Interesting People | Sat, Jan. 27 | 7-11p
    A cocktail party with a twist! We’ve got drinks and a group of experts. You’ll get a chance to meet them and learn about the odd and interesting things they do. Ask them any question you like while you enjoy our cash bar!

    National Geographic’s Photo Ark | On Exhibit Feb 5-March 31
    The Hastings Museum will be displaying a portion of the Ark in the East Gallery from Feb. 5 – March 31. The exhibit will include 20 photos from the project, with special concentration on North American and Prairie animals.

    Up Close: The Beauty of the Winter Sky
    Fri, Feb. 9 & Sat, Feb. 10
    This month we discuss the beauty of the winter sky. Its brightest stars, the major constellations, how to find them and the myths surrounding these ancient star patterns.

    Preschool Playday: S.T.E.A.M.
    Sat, Feb. 10 | 10-10:45
    Grab your lab coats and paintbrushes; we are going full STEAM ahead! Join us as we learn how oil and water interact, see baking soda explode, and create 2 different pieces of art using our newly found knowledge.

    WILD about Mammals Workshop | February 15| Nebraska Game & Parks is providing a free educator workshop about incorporating Nebraska mammals into your curriculum. We will explore many different topics that meet Nebraska state standards.

    Critterman | February 22 | An evening of family fun featuring pizza, a large-format film, and Critterman! He is bringing a opossum, an American alligator, a great horned owl, a South American boa, a tarantula, and a vulture! Discover what each of these animals’ important “job” in nature is, and see that snakes are indeed our friends.